I set my tee up as high as possible. When ever I try something new and set my tee low I usually end up swinging at air or going for a swim to find my ball. I find that the higher up the ball is and the more you can get under it the more control you'll most likely have. Also, you can usually hit the ball much farther with a higher set tee.
Actually hitting high or low doesn't affect your accuracy, you just have to practice both ways. The club has to be held at different heights depending on how the tee is placed, but if you work hard enough at it, you should be able to hit well, consistantly off a high or low tee.
I think for a beginning player, hitting a ball off of a high tee is easier. They are able to hit the ball more easily without taking out chunks of the course with them. The problem is, of course, that they get the ball too much from beneath it and pop it up.
This affects distance. Experianced players usually keep their tees low.
How do you get a tee that is 10 feet off the ground? :laugh: Sorry, lame joke.
I can't say it better than one of the pros, so I'll just quote from him:
Hitting the Ball High -- To hit the ball higher than normal, you need to add effective loft to your club. Here's how you accomplish this: First, play the ball slightly forward in your stance, which should be slightly open. Next, make sure your hands are slightly behind the ball at address, which sets the shaft tilted slightly back. Then, make your normal golf swing. Keep in mind that this shot will not fly as far as it would with your regular golf swing, and it should fade slightly and stop quickly when it lands. Take these factors into account when planning your shot.
Hitting the Ball Low -- This is an excellent shot to have when playing in strong winds or when trying to play out from under trees. Again, just as when you're trying to hit a higher-than-normal shot, the first step is a slight change in your address position. You'll want to play the ball marginally back of center in your stance, with your hands positioned ahead of the ball. Many players also find it helpful to close their stance slightly while gripping down somewhat on the club. The shaft is now tilted forward and you simply make your normal swing.